Deakin Research

Deakin Research

New AEC Applications

Staff or students at Deakin University are required to submit a New Application and obtain approval from the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) if they intend on using animals for research or teaching. Approval must be obtained prior to commencing the project.

The following animals require AEC Approval:

  • any live non-human vertebrate (including mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians)
  • adult decapod crustaceans (crabs, lobster and crayfish only)
  • adult cephalopods (such as octopus and squid)

Approval will only be given for a maximum of 3 years, subject to annual review of the project.

Submitting a New AEC Application:

Researchers are required to use the most recent AEC application form.

  1. Submit new applications by the Application Deadline via the Application lodgement

  2. Applications will be pre-reviewed 

  3. Review comments will be returned to the Principal Investigator

  4. Principal Investigator to submit:

    • Cover letter responding to the review comments
    • Amended Application by the agenda closing deadline


Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

5th November 2014